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Immigrants and other English learners can practice their speaking skills at Seattle Public Library's Talk Time.

The author with his mother and two sisters in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Tran)

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Alex Tran feels guilty he never really learned to speak Vietnamese. But is it really his fault?

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A quick guide for immigrants in the U.S. working to perfect their American English. Last month I had a wonderful experience: someone asked me if...

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Foreign language conversation meetups are big in Seattle. But they might be as much about meeting new friends as learning a new language.   Did...

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Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries...

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When I moved to Seattle from the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan to study journalism through the State Department's Northwest Community College Initiative, the...